I'm not too sure how to put in words how thrilled I am with my TV mount. I bought the mount before I bought the TV. then I painted the niche an eggshell black, built the frame to house the mounting bracket with 2 x 12's, painted them too. then came the tv, and it's a 58" plasma, 78#. it comes out about 2' from the wall as it floats over a gas fireplace. the mount is solid. glad i did my research. it does require 2 people to mount on the wall. wish i could show a picture.